In June we celebrated Richard’s many years with studio ST Architects. Staff, client, engineers and contractors all sent in video tributes to honor Richard and his great work. See the video below. Read More
Thank you to everyone who voted for our affordable housing project, MicroPolis, which is one of five finalists in the #Architizer A+ Popular Choice Awards. We are delighted that our MicroPolis was selected in the Unbuilt-Multi-Unit Housing L>10 Floors category. Your vote helped to support our advocacy for cost-effective urban housing. We are thrilled that Architizer A+ Awards has recognized the importance of this project and how it could help alleviate the affordable housing shortage in New York. Read More
By: Esther Sperber March 28, 2022
We recently celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim, and it got me thinking again about synagogues, security, and the kinds of threats that we tend to worry about. Let me explain. The story of Purim comes from the book Esther in the bible. It commemorates a horrible war in which the Jews were able to defend themselves against a decree by Haman that called for their annihilation. While I listened to the Megillah at my synagogue I was struck that the ancient story captures a recurring experience of baseless hatred that can only be fought by force. The moral of […] Read More
Podcast Interview by: Kyle Northcutt On International Women’s Day, be inspired by my Kids Learn Careers podcast interview on being an architect and woman-owned founder of Studio ST Architects I had a blast being interviewed by 10-year old Kyle Northcutt, for his Kids Learn Careers podcast. He asks me questions about what an architect is, what is it like to be an architect and what I enjoy most and least about my job. We even discuss how much a new architect graduate earns after their studies. Listen to my interview to find out more about the life of a female […] Read More
Women in Architecture Claire Weisz, Nancy Kleppel, Esther Sperber
Each event will feature two inspiring women working in architecture and each will speak to a different focus – from starting your own practice, to finding the right type of practice for you, to balancing the profession and family life. In these conversations, we will share stories, share tools, provide support and establish relationships among all attendees with the goal of ensuring young women in architecture stay encouraged and stay on course to thrive in the profession. Read More
36 Jones Street Construction Update
It is incredibly exciting to see the walls of the building slowly rising from the excavated basement.
Barnard Young Women Leadership Institute
I was delighted to host two groups of students who participated in the Barnard Young Women Leadership Institute. They asked about architecture, being a women business owner, and all the other challenges and joys of professional life.
Esther Sperber in exhibition catalog Museu Coleção Berardo Praça do Império 1449-003 Lisboa, Portugal
From the exhibit brochure: “The English language has two distinct words that refer to the place of dwelling: “home” and “house”. The term “house” identifies a physical structure that enables domestic activities, but a home is also a mental state characterized by a sense of belonging, protection, love and shelter. A home is a place located between the physical reality and a conceptual idea, between past memories and future aspirations. Home straddles the threshold separating private intimacy and the public world of buildings and culture.” Exhibit Brochure Read More
MDS Early Childhood Renovation
Manhattan Day School Photography: Bilyana Dimitorva
We recently completed the renovation of Manhattan Day School’s Early Childhood Center.
WSJCR Synagogue Building Design
“The old should be renewed and the new should be sanctified” wrote R’ Kook. This has been our mission in the design of the renovation of the 100 year old West Side Jewish Center Synagogue. We aspire to renew the beautiful old details of this communal building and to sanctify the new system which would be installed including elevators, bathrooms and mechanical systems.
Houzz Best Of 2017 Award
We are proud to receive the Best of Houzz award for 2017 based on our wonderful client’s five star reviews.
Esther Sperber was a featured panelist at EQxD Hackathon 2017, a workshop that explores the intersection of technology, design, and equitable practice. She spoke about entrepreneurship and architectural opportunities in the new and changing digital economy. View the full conference website here. Read More
Meislin Gallery Opening Party
Photography: Studio ST Architects
Meislin Projects opened in November 10, 2016 on Madison Avenue at 69th Street in New York City. Over the summer we transformed a raw space into a new gallery and offices for Meislin Projects which will produce a small number of in-depth exhibitions and installations, developed in collaboration with major art institutions in the United States and overseas. Meislin Projects website
Manhattan Day School
Photography: Studio ST Architects
Over the summer we designed and oversaw the construction of a STEM Lab for the Manhattan Day School. The lab allows for digital- and science-focused hands-on learning using the Smart Lab technology. We also created a new classroom and two small individual learning rooms for an updated and more personalized learning experience. The project was done on time and on budget and has been enjoyed by students, teachers and parents. Read More
By: Curtis Wong
Published: The Huffington Post In this animated video Op-Ed, Esther Sperber shares her thoughts on how architecture can solve problems, namely the transgender bathroom wars. The idea came about as a response to the passing of House Bill 2 in North Carolina, which effectively banned those who identify as transgender from using public restrooms that were labeled for use by a specific gender. Her proposal is to change the way bathrooms are labeled. Instead of being distinguished by gender, bathrooms should be labeled by size. Not only would this be more appropriate for those who don’t identify as either male […] Read More
Exhibition at the AIANY Center for Architecture
We are excited that two of our projects, SynaCondo and 535 WEA, were included in the exhibition “New York New Design” at the Center for Architecture. The exhibition showcased 185 projects from 100 firms in the New York metropolitan area of varying scale, scope, and program. View more exhibition information on the Center for Architecture’s website Read More
Top Women to Watch in Sustainability 2016
We are honored that Esther Sperber was chosen as one of Sokol Media’s “Top women to watch in sustainability” in 2016, alongside various other notable women in the field.